Holiday Working Visa for 17/18 Year old

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1. Posted by Alibali50 (Budding Member 2 posts) 48w Star this if you like it!

Hope you can help !

My daughter is planning a Gap Year to start travelling August/September 2019 to Australia and SE Asia
She will not be 18 until 24/12/2019. Can she apply for a working/holiday visa where the "work" element will not kick in until she is 18 ?
She is travelling with her friend who is already 18.

I have tried to look on the official visa web site but failed miserably !!

Any info much appreciated

Cheers.... Ali

2. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 1029 posts) 48w Star this if you like it!

If you don't get an answer here (I've no idea!) then email or phone the Embassy.
If your daughter is doing the travelling, shouldn't she be the one finding this stuff out?

3. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 422 posts) 48w Star this if you like it!

The Australian government is crystal clear about the conditions and requirements: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/417-#tab-content-2 It says, "You might be able to get this visa if you are at least 18 but not yet 31 years of age." She cannot enter Australia on this visa before her 18th birthday.

It might be wise to wait with the whole trip until she is of age anyway, for various legal and practical reasons.

And I agree, it should be herself who is doing the research.

4. Posted by Alibali50 (Budding Member 2 posts) 48w Star this if you like it!

Thankyou for your replies..

5. Posted by nguyen201089 (Budding Member 2 posts) 48w Star this if you like it!

I want to do the visa procedure. thank you

6. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1721 posts) 48w Star this if you like it!

Quoting nguyen201089

I want to do the visa procedure. thank you

Hi Nguyen201089,

I believe Australia only offers Working Holiday Visas to citizens of: Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan and United Kingdom.